Hidden Plans

Parashat (And He Appeared) Beresheet (Genesis) 18:1 – 22:24 Haftarah: II Kings 4:1–37 There are two very interesting points in our weekly Parashah with regard to Abraham. The first is that God refers to him … Read More

Faith, Love and… Circumcision?

Parashat Lech Lecha (Go Forth) Beresheet (Genesis) 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 In this week’s parasha, we learn of yet another new beginning: the life of Abram. Abram, who became Abraham, the father of many nations in … Read More

There is a Rainbow in the Sky

Torah: Beresheet (Genesis) 6:9–11:32 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5 In my blog last week, From the Creation of Time, I wrote that I was amazed at how our entire reality is encapsulated in the first six chapters … Read More

From the Creation of Time

Parashat Beresheet: In the Beginning Beresheet (Genesis) 1:1–6:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5–43:10 Once again, the annual cycle of reading the Torah (also known as the “Books of Moses” or the first five books of the Bible) … Read More

Our Temporary Home

On Friday night, we celebrate the first evening of Sukkoth (Feast of Booths or Tabernacles). This weeklong holiday is a time to slow down, and focus on the goodness of God’s provision in our lives. … Read More

Bought with a Price

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1–52 As we, the Jewish people, are in the midst of a very special and holy season, as well as at the end of the 10 Days of Awe before … Read More

Feast of Trumpets

Traditions can be a wonderful part of our lives! Yet, at times, they can easily overshadow the real essence of the very thing that they represent. As we are at the beginning of the High … Read More

Standing Before the LORD

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) & Parashat Vayelech (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 & 31:1–30 I ended my most recent blog entry, Choose a Camp, with the question, “To which camp do you belong?” There are only … Read More

Choose a Camp

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1–29:8 I titled this blog entry “Choose a Camp” because I believe that it is time for us followers of Messiah to choose which camp we want … Read More